This July we challenge you to join us in Runcraft.
What you need to do:
Over the month of July complete our 4 runcraft missions: dirt, water, grass and cobblestone.
To complete these missions you need to run in a location for each of these. For example dirt mission, you could go on a trail run. For our water mission, you need to find some water on your run. This could be a lake, river, the ocean or something smaller if you don’t have much water nearby. For grass you could run around an oval, and for cobblestone you can run around your suburb on a path. Of course these are just some examples to give you an idea.
There is no minimum distance for each run. We will let the parents decide that.
You can walk each mission.
Once you complete your mission you can ‘craft’ your medal by placing the corresponding runcraft block into your medal.
If you complete all four missions you will get a bonus diamond sword to hang off your medal.
*Please note all the pieces will go out together with the medal. Please keep them in a safe spot as we will be unable to replace them. Parents, DO NOT hand over the diamond sword until all missions are complete.
Runcraft will support The Smith Family Charity. This charity is a children’s charity and includes a Technology program. You can read more about it below.
The Smith Family is an independent children’s charity helping disadvantaged Australian children to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves.
A computer and internet access is now a critical part of school life.
Research and evidence has shown that financially disadvantaged children and their families face barriers of social isolation, poor academic performance and unemployment as a result of a lack of understanding and limited, or no, access to information and communication technology.
In 2012, only 67.8% (or two thirds) of children living in the most disadvantaged communities in Australia accessed the internet at home, compared to 90.5% of those living in the most advantaged areas.1
Although access to computers and the internet at schools and libraries is an option, this poses additional barriers for disadvantaged families, particularly when younger school-children are involved – “… I have to travel with all three [of the children] to take them to use a shop computer which is very costly.
Having a computer and internet access within the home is now critical part of school life. Without these opportunities children may not be getting the most out of their education.